The Justice of Gode
73 God is indeed good to Israel,
to those who have pure hearts.
my faith was almost gone
when I saw that things go well for the wicked.
they are strong and healthy.
they do not have the troubles that others have.
and violence like a robe;
7 their hearts pour out evil,f
and their minds are busy with wicked schemes.
they are proud and make plans to oppress others.
and give arrogant orders to everyone on earth,
and eagerly believe whatever they say.g
the Most High will not find out.”
They have plenty and are always getting more.
and have not committed sin?
every morning you have punished me.
I would not be acting as one of your people.
but it was too difficult for me
Then I understood what will happen to the wicked.
and make them fall to destruction!
they go down to a horrible end.
when you rouse yourself, O Lord, they disappear.
and my feelings were hurt,
I did not understand you.
and you hold me by the hand.
and at the end you will receive me with honour.
Since I have you, what else could I want on earth?
but God is my strength;
he is all I ever need.
you will certainly perish; you will destroy those who are unfaithful to you.
to find protection with the Sovereign Lord
and to proclaim all that he has done!
hebrew title: By Asaph.
Some ancient translations their hearts pour out evil; Hebrew unclear.
Verse 10 in Hebrew is unclear.
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